Going to the dentist is daunting for so many. You might be scared because you do not know what to expect. This is common for so many people. Fear of the unknown can make anxiety rise and cause a lot of problems.
Some might even call in to cancel the appointment to stop the fear that they feel. When this happens, you have to consider what exactly should you expect. Are fillings that bad? Do they hurt?
Learn More About Fillings
When you go to the dentist for fillings, you can request that they tell you the process. However, you should expect that the process does not hurt. They may provide a numbing solution if you feel that you need it or if they feel that the filling is not superficial and needs it.
Once the numbing solution is given through injection into the gum, which is a small pinch, you will start to feel the effects. They will then use the drill, which is just loud, to clean out the decayed area. Once this is done, the tooth is then filled using a solution. This is usually a glass or amalgam filling or a metal one, depending on the dentist and your preference.
Once it is cured, you can then go home. It is a quick, painless and easy process that will have your teeth in the best shape. If that tooth had pained you before, then you no longer have to worry about this.
Speak with the Dentist Today
Contact our office to set up an appointment to speak with the dentist and learn more about fillings. You can have your teeth cleaned, an exam done and fillings performed. This is the best way to keep up on your oral health. Call us today to set up your next dental appointment.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (971) 708-1608 today.